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Jonathan Byers Descriptive Personality Statistics

Jonathan Byers is a character from Stranger Things.

This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 1,750 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
reserved (not chatty)93.1128.859
bookish (not sporty)90.410611.856
reclusive (not social)88.82411.591
family-first (not work-first)88.36011.890
private (not gregarious)88.04211.169
introvert (not extrovert)88.01918.865
🎨 (not 🏀)87.911116.977
quiet (not loud)87.53615.265
shy (not playful)86.8412.353
rock (not rap)86.77115.3124
nerd (not jock)85.721016.182
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)85.79618.0113
loyal (not traitorous)85.343413.053
confidential (not gossiping)85.217617.5105
indie (not pop)84.95519.1136
guarded (not open)84.522616.860
vintage (not trendy)84.412115.472
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)82.99617.244
love-focused (not money-focused)82.632719.0107
giving (not receiving)82.514018.7125
insecure (not confident)82.45013.958
poor (not rich)82.47015.473
sorrowful (not cheery)82.19415.571
kind (not cruel)82.039518.668
high IQ (not low IQ)81.953216.962
🧠 (not 💪)81.832021.172
diligent (not lazy)81.675012.157
devoted (not unfaithful)81.257920.7123
gloomy (not sunny)81.116017.179
arcane (not mainstream)80.59517.036
serious (not playful)80.329418.267
deep (not shallow)80.216016.556
tense (not relaxed)80.139219.457
egalitarian (not racist)80.163718.456
low self esteem (not narcissistic)80.05320.190
🤠 (not 🤑)79.914216.353
winter (not summer)79.914921.8127
intellectual (not physical)79.635119.864
secretive (not open-book)79.530821.785
heroic (not villainous)79.449915.048
works hard (not plays hard)78.835220.149
mysterious (not unambiguous)78.716519.762
timid (not cocky)78.65021.6116
attentive (not interrupting)78.412620.966
🤐 (not 😜)78.413224.683
modest (not flamboyant)78.316520.577
respectful (not rude)78.332317.959
meek (not bossy)78.27914.248
feminist (not sexist)78.148515.556
😊 (not 🤣)78.018319.369
subdued (not exuberant)78.02919.567
deep (not epic)78.02720.675
perceptive (not unobservant)76.971421.875
punk rock (not preppy)76.823024.675
individualist (not communal)76.231526.881
awkward (not charming)76.013023.153
grateful (not entitled)75.919321.275
introspective (not not introspective)75.923819.544
sad (not happy)75.625018.258
altruistic (not selfish)75.332118.674
traumatized (not flourishing)75.135019.683
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.158324.585
night owl (not morning lark)75.039025.551
nurturing (not poisonous)75.042924.362
mature (not juvenile)75.037518.777
monochrome (not multicolored)74.818225.957
trusting (not charming)74.66124.255
🧢 (not 🎩)74.527427.783
haunted (not blissful)74.545622.082
penny-pincher (not overspender)74.414420.261
self-conscious (not self-assured)74.39022.162
scruffy (not manicured)74.325523.464
wooden (not plastic)73.934121.276
first-mate (not captain)73.734422.954
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.437824.337
🥾 (not 👟)73.423329.261
driven (not unambitious)73.3101926.764
soulful (not soulless)73.273421.465
thrifty (not extravagant)73.218125.071
shy (not bold)73.25620.161
resourceful (not helpless)73.185821.651
👽 (not 🤡)73.118824.958
technophile (not luddite)73.118617.258
frugal (not lavish)73.023824.258
factual (not exaggerating)72.927921.066
miserable (not joyful)72.836120.064
weird (not normal)72.741920.767
romantic (not dispassionate)72.753624.695
stoic (not expressive)72.719620.371
monotone (not expressive)72.711722.7104
tall (not short)72.538719.264
genius (not dunce)72.355718.790
persistent (not quitter)72.0126124.360
depressed (not bright)71.919318.459
oppressed (not privileged)71.916719.965
slow-talking (not fast-talking)71.910721.277
distant (not touchy-feely)71.838124.8128
emotional (not unemotional)71.764626.6135
white knight (not bad boy)71.746822.3111
unlucky (not fortunate)71.725524.259
serious (not bold)71.718525.392
skeptical (not spiritual)71.661923.655
geriatric (not vibrant)71.57525.369
sensible (not ludicrous)71.443223.150
cooperative (not competitive)71.220527.155
mild (not spicy)71.217625.284
Swedish (not Italian)71.017028.860
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)70.825726.447
studious (not goof-off)70.673326.174
outsider (not insider)70.526836.167
protagonist (not antagonist)70.573727.3123
complimentary (not insulting)70.339820.360
complicated (not simple)70.362723.655
explorer (not builder)70.234724.557
utilitarian (not decorative)70.243022.146
honorable (not cunning)70.145324.485
anxious (not calm)69.947724.353
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)69.961724.182
prudish (not flirtatious)69.823724.2106
passive (not assertive)69.812723.358
treasure (not trash)69.895223.263
chortling (not giggling)69.742625.858
dramatic (not comedic)69.766722.275
empath (not psychopath)69.761824.375
generous (not stingy)69.653424.661
paranoid (not naive)69.639622.4111
thinker (not doer)69.514123.474
😭 (not 😀)69.324523.858
wise (not foolish)69.246722.581
curious (not apathetic)69.260125.862
pacifist (not ferocious)69.024026.452
dorky (not cool)69.033827.352
one-faced (not two-faced)69.069328.672
😇 (not 😈)68.845221.265
angelic (not demonic)68.751124.162
demure (not vain)68.626925.448
genuine (not sarcastic)68.642828.671
🌟 (not 💩)68.690127.373
accepting (not judgemental)68.535126.657
water (not fire)68.327126.565
competent (not incompetent)68.2102325.853
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)68.123226.865
stuttering (not rhythmic)68.013322.052
metrosexual (not macho)67.949822.165
moody (not stable)67.867827.055
English (not German)67.8102326.872
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)67.740727.946
earth (not air)67.748727.792
masculine (not feminine)67.673721.386
forgiving (not vengeful)67.645125.968
independent (not codependent)67.668828.662
equitable (not hypocritical)67.640424.941
historical (not modern)67.637225.068
backdoor (not official)67.545724.762
poetic (not factual)67.526927.183
goth (not flower child)67.525227.1118
🐴 (not 🦄)67.447731.157
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.351523.7101
humble (not arrogant)67.238130.352
civilized (not barbaric)67.278125.152
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)67.244426.956
creative (not conventional)67.149729.952
🧐 (not 😎)67.135629.873
rational (not whimsical)66.956828.863
twitchy (not still)66.957528.174
democratic (not authoritarian)66.843424.260
outlaw (not sheriff)66.755125.357
🥴 (not 🥳)66.638529.463
chivalrous (not businesslike)66.637527.097
atheist (not theist)66.554125.751
legit (not scrub)66.590926.761
open to new experinces (not uncreative)66.484725.159
slovenly (not stylish)66.425323.253
workaholic (not slacker)66.2103723.555
freak (not normie)66.250827.581
soft (not hard)66.043024.771
bashful (not exhibitionist)65.816028.091
soft (not hard)65.742927.459
liberal (not conservative)65.663031.952
loveable (not punchable)65.568626.580
triggered (not trolling)65.558226.456
theoretical (not empirical)65.47626.161
open-minded (not close-minded)65.461224.141
🤺 (not 🏌)65.484628.351
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.354129.658
hipster (not basic)65.324531.266
human (not animalistic)65.393127.555
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)65.343128.953
profound (not ironic)65.327425.762
provincial (not cosmopolitan)65.229029.346
thin (not thick)65.156923.367
realistic (not fantastical)65.161724.874
lover (not fighter)65.147027.783
freelance (not corporate)65.168327.469
beta (not alpha)65.035226.376
wholesome (not salacious)65.063330.751
cheesy (not chic)65.049726.8113
realistic (not ambitious)64.924826.584
alert (not oblivious)64.980028.273
desperate (not high standards)64.728924.995
folksy (not presidential)64.641427.564
rural (not urban)64.524231.346
abstract (not concrete)64.532228.182
awkward (not suspicious)64.429729.163
hesitant (not decisive)64.319923.647
existentialist (not nihilist)64.351827.135
tight (not loose)64.379027.392
cryptic (not straightforward)64.218030.758
consistent (not variable)64.260027.671
not genocidal (not genocidal)64.295032.1109
motivated (not unmotivated)64.2135028.2126
believable (not poorly-written)64.0127125.864
🧕 (not 💃)63.820128.152
🐮 (not 🐷)63.739627.543
realist (not idealist)63.650327.068
fixable (not unfixable)63.661429.265
frank (not sugarcoated)63.698428.888
cautious (not impulsive)63.553928.677
hurried (not leisurely)63.553625.456
literary (not mathematical)63.464028.750
sweet (not bitter)63.357828.156
tactful (not indiscreet)63.369529.448
muddy (not washed)63.332824.1124
vanilla (not kinky)63.151028.158
reliable (not experimental)63.062430.986
self-disciplined (not disorganized)62.9100628.368
patient (not impatient)62.934725.355
submissive (not dominant)62.833827.970
pure (not debased)62.761224.759
unassuming (not pretentious)62.731232.048
pensive (not serene)62.797226.872
artistic (not scientific)62.655429.484
pessimistic (not optimistic)62.651523.968
quirky (not predictable)62.650430.0117
clean (not perverted)62.587526.684
badass (not weakass)62.4105030.082
tame (not wild)62.339526.790
rugged (not refined)62.250624.870
deliberate (not spontaneous)62.183226.542
warm (not quarrelsome)62.149828.557
unorthodox (not traditional)62.068430.770
important (not irrelevant)61.9124327.453
🐀 (not 🐘)61.941328.756
clumsy (not coordinated)61.836424.261
high-tech (not low-tech)61.855325.771
interested (not bored)61.897726.682
methodical (not astonishing)61.673527.076
analysis (not common sense)61.659929.1108
🐒 (not 🐩)61.447129.655
sensitive (not thick-skinned)61.251528.254
beautiful (not ugly)61.1121426.064
💝 (not 💔)61.157828.946
minimalist (not pack rat)61.055130.266
humorless (not funny)60.940228.260
🥰 (not 🙃)60.959632.857
efficient (not overprepared)60.991127.963
unpatriotic (not patriotic)60.818828.947
often crying (not never cries)60.848825.9107
princess (not queen)60.739229.6104
stoic (not hypochondriac)60.769727.698
🦇 (not 🐿)60.648332.949
😬 (not 😏)60.639429.369
attractive (not repulsive)60.5111328.067
permanent (not transient)60.462231.548
well behaved (not mischievous)60.252528.697
emancipated (not enslaved)60.293726.461
chaste (not lustful)60.144025.656
🤔 (not 🤫)59.867930.342
ranged (not melee)59.655325.646
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.650324.862
gamer (not non-gamer)59.640933.765
cynical (not gullible)59.588027.1120
lost (not enlightened)59.465125.970
unpolished (not eloquent)59.345627.748
messy (not neat)59.348425.359
moderate (not extreme)59.139428.491
sickly (not healthy)59.028026.461
anarchist (not statist)59.055127.238
mad (not glad)59.075726.945
biased (not impartial)58.7104726.060
eastern (not western)58.514729.235
young (not old)58.293925.957
claustrophobic (not spelunker)58.234127.363
political (not nonpolitical)58.176630.554
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')58.120930.354
rigid (not flexible)57.875325.146
repetitive (not varied)57.877027.555
circular (not linear)57.750328.274
reactive (not proactive)57.763031.273
resistant (not resigned)57.6122727.860
zany (not regular)57.581830.650
vegan (not cannibal)57.472827.573
pointed (not random)57.4116729.474
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.264130.956
intense (not lighthearted)57.2104731.473
concise (not long-winded)57.263327.581
rebellious (not obedient)57.194727.654
edgy (not politically correct)56.982128.077
crafty (not scholarly)56.987328.239
hard-work (not natural-talent)56.995627.865
monastic (not hedonist)56.843324.647
remote (not involved)56.720830.947
🥶 (not 🥵)56.753029.574
sage (not whippersnapper)56.660227.851
unchallenging (not demanding)56.625828.680
rough (not smooth)56.564726.954
straight (not queer)56.5126729.164
blacksmith (not tailor)56.551031.165
oxymoron (not tautology)56.578527.765
interesting (not tiresome)56.4118130.354
proper (not scandalous)56.471428.056
apprentice (not master)56.446325.753
opinionated (not neutral)56.3145129.369
lenient (not strict)56.164626.076
gracious (not feisty)56.135727.985
deviant (not average)56.194429.380
classical (not avant-garde)56.183030.353
specialist (not generalist)56.191629.163
resolute (not wavering)56.1114429.147
radical (not centrist)56.173828.289
🛌 (not 🧗)55.947328.472
practical (not imaginative)55.897230.273
drop out (not valedictorian)55.848630.388
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)55.857828.971
disreputable (not prestigious)55.747429.459
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)55.756632.950
🐐 (not 🦒)55.7100829.366
emotional (not logical)55.683428.077
envious (not prideful)55.618426.4123
stinky (not fresh)55.541127.087
sober (not indulgent)55.465628.762
scheduled (not spontaneous)55.490227.982
angry (not good-humored)55.464224.363
vulnerable (not armoured)55.448728.987
reasonable (not deranged)55.490628.762
transparent (not machiavellian)55.472329.9102
reasoned (not instinctual)55.358829.561
intimate (not formal)55.175928.275
OCD (not ADHD)55.198830.365
opinionated (not jealous)55.1127628.2132
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)55.068228.956
📈 (not 📉)54.6112029.962
dry (not moist)54.671728.472
cringeworthy (not inspiring)54.558325.258
self-destructive (not self-improving)54.582729.756
cat person (not dog person)54.572436.4112
rustic (not cultured)54.552329.0117
roundabout (not direct)54.436227.761
no-nonsense (not dramatic)54.469828.351
Russian (not French)54.249626.966
brave (not careful)54.0104625.269
contrarian (not yes-man)54.0102631.2101
domestic (not industrial)53.970229.951
slothful (not active)53.821425.153
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.897928.454
tardy (not on-time)53.751928.366
tasteful (not lewd)53.6110526.848
charismatic (not uninspiring)53.6137229.962
underachiever (not overachiever)53.430127.065
lowbrow (not highbrow)53.348227.248
musical (not off-key)53.364028.655
objective (not subjective)53.267027.147
💀 (not 🎃)53.283233.178
asexual (not sexual)53.144728.167
child free (not pronatalist)53.0111027.556
sane (not crazy)53.077924.772
innocent (not worldly)52.945229.573
heathen (not devout)52.969629.348
Pepsi (not Coke)52.959734.778
obsessed (not aloof)52.8121126.761
gendered (not androgynous)52.8154227.148
Roman (not Greek)52.879229.350
purple (not orange)52.679533.556
cold (not warm)52.573228.652
precise (not vague)52.3118828.452
chill (not offended)52.365030.061
noob (not pro)52.239625.346
go-getter (not slugabed)52.1149729.260
orderly (not chaotic)52.090025.760
puny (not mighty)51.845326.762
sturdy (not flimsy)51.8119427.268
jealous (not compersive)51.784425.857
hunter (not gatherer)51.791429.888
innocent (not jaded)51.751828.7122
chosen one (not everyman)51.595631.1102
philosophical (not real)51.447331.238
picky (not always down)51.4104327.7107
🤖 (not 👻)51.378133.050
sheltered (not street-smart)51.261931.353
suspicious (not trusting)51.097131.663
unprepared (not hoarder)51.061430.954
accommodating (not stubborn)51.041231.869
slow (not fast)50.146823.958
frenzied (not sleepy)50.1155825.878
literal (not metaphorical)50.8118431.555
👨‍🚀 (not 🧙)50.881129.540
socialist (not libertarian)50.760135.350
neurotypical (not autistic)50.3145726.969
disarming (not creepy)50.3128627.253
extraordinary (not mundane)50.5125028.757

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

Similar characters

The similarity between two characters can be calculated by taking the correlation between the lists of their traits. This produces a value from +1 to -1. With +1 implying that every trait one character is high on the other one is high on too, to an equal degree. And, -1 implying that if a character is high on specific trait, the other one is low on it. The 10 most and least similar characters to Jonathan Byers based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Charlie Kelmeckis (0.758)
  2. Jonas Kahnwald (0.751)
  3. Vanya Hargreeves (0.75)
  4. Remus Lupin (0.723)
  5. Joel Barish (0.714)
  6. Will Graham (0.712)
  7. Connell (0.699)
  8. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (0.696)
  9. Wes Gibbins (0.689)
  10. Will Byers (0.688)
  1. Joey Donner (-0.651)
  2. Captain Hammer (-0.643)
  3. Zapp Brannigan (-0.63)
  4. Jenna Maroney (-0.533)
  5. Karen Wheeler (-0.524)
  6. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.52)
  7. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.518)
  8. King George III (-0.513)
  9. Gaston (-0.502)
  10. Clay Davis (-0.497)

Personality types

Personality types according to various systems can be derived from the character's traits. Profiles for a personality type were computed by averaging together all responses from people who took the test and reported a given personality type and then this composite was matched to each of those profiles as if it was its own character (as was done above). Listed closest to worst match.



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